Welcome to Years 5 and 6!
The staff in years 5 and 6 are Mr Roper (Newton class teacher and head of year), Mrs Parry (Da Vinci class teacher), Mr Cramp (Raleigh class teacher), Mrs Dowe (teaching assistant), Mr Mason (teaching assistant), Mrs Stanley (teaching assistant) and Mrs Chamberlain (year 5 maths and English intervention teacher and SENDCO).
Newton Class, Da Vinci Class and Raleigh class
welcome you to our webpage.
On here, you can find out about what we are learning,
see some examples of our work and see photographs of any events that are happening in school or in our year group.
All of the classrooms in years 5 and 6 have been transformed into a set from 'Stig of the Dump', as we are currently reading the book, which was written by Clive King.
Stig of the Dump Immersive Corners in years 5 and 6
Da Vinci Class
Autumn 1st half-term
As geographers, we are learning about map reading skills.
As mathematicians, we will be learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also improve our knowledge of multiplication facts. We will use our reasoning and problem solving skills in all of these areas.
As scientists, we are learning about properties and changes of materials.
As artists, we are studying the art of George Callaghan.
As designers, we are developing our sculpture skills.
In R.E., we will be finding out about 'What does it mean if God is holy and living?'
Spellings for 2019-2020 (September, October and November). These are based on words from the years 5 and 6 spelling list. We will aim to test the children about these spellings on Friday each week:
Week 1 - to be tested on Friday 7th September 2019
Week 2 - to be tested on Friday 14th September 2019
Week 3 - to be tested on Friday 21st September 2019
Week 4 - to be tested on Friday 28th September 2019
Week 5 - to be tested on Friday 4th October 2019
Week 6 - to be tested on Friday 11th October 2019
Week 7 - to be tested on Friday 25th October 2019
Week 8 - to be tested on Friday 1st November 2019
Week 9 - to be tested on Friday 8th November 2019
Week 10 - to be tested on Friday 15th November 2019
Week 11 - to be tested on Friday 22nd November 2019
World War 1
All of the classes in years 5 and 6 contain immersive drama areas based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which is set in World War 1.
Sugar skulls are a traditional mask that are worn during Mexico's Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Many people who are celebrating will paint their faces and dress up to represent the sugar skull. We created our own sugar skulls using black card and sticky paper. The children worked hard to create symmetrical patterns to decorate the skulls.
In computing, we have been looking at a unit of study called: 'We are Cryptographers'.
We have been thinking about different ways to send secret messages to people.
At first, we used semaphore to try and send messages - we found this tricky.
Then, we looked at Morse code.
Finally, we looked at using the Caesar cipher to send message to one another.
Here is a few examples of our work:
Last half term, we read Holes by Louis Sachar.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.